Music is an integral part of the worship experience at Church of the Holy Nativity. Music is offered for the glory of God in a wide variety of music styles -- jazz, gospel, traditional, contemporary and contemplative.
Vital to Church of the Holy Nativity's music ministry is our Choir. The choir sings from September through Pentecost and leads the parish in worship through the singing of hymns, canticles, psalms, anthems and other service music. The Choir seeks voices from high school students to retirees—anyone who enjoys singing!
Choir rehearses on Wednesday evenings at 7:30 p.m. and sings for the 9:30 a.m. service on Sundays. The Choir presents the annual "Service of Lessons and Carols" on the third Sunday of Advent. The Choir also presents music during Advent, Christmas Eve, Lent, Easter and special church events in the year.
Taize Prayer Services
A Contemplative Service of Song and Prayer by Candlelight
Several times a year, Church of the Holy Nativity invites people to come together to meditate and pray through music. Through simple songs, readings, candlelight and silent prayer, Taizé worship becomes a way of listening to God. Simple songs are sung by the congregation and accompanied by cantors and instruments, such as clarinet, piano, guitar and flute. The songs use simple phrases repeated over and over, until the songs become prayer, a mantra.
Taizé began in France as an ecumenical community of brothers from Catholic and Protestant faiths who fled to France from different European countries during WWII. Brother Roger wrote and found simple music that helped calm the refugees and enabled them to sing in their own languages. May this calm and beautiful service be a blessing to you.